Team TFO is made up of committed community leaders who are dedicated to seeing our children succeed. "Once a member, always a friend."

Amanda Williams
Financial Controller

- Dual Degree in Marketing/Finance, Tuskegee University

- Grant Manager, Tuskegee University HBCU-UP program (7 years)

- Mission Trip Coordinator (2 years)

Timothy Buchanan
Executive Director

MBA in Strategic Management

- 30 years management experience in the automotive manufacturing industry

- Minnesota Govern Homelessness Volunteer Committee

- Minnesota Wilder Foundation program sponsor for the Kids Nest Program and Mobility Program – team advisor

- Michigan State University – Stretching and Growing committee member

- Junior Achievement Advisor – GM Metal Fab – GM Diesel Equipment

Amri Buchanan
Creativity Director

- B.S. Food and Nutrition

- Grand Rapids Public Schools Student Representative (2 years)

- The World Church - Youth Director (3+ years)

- Volunteer - Feed my Starving Children (5+ years)

Our Board

Michelle Nevels, Acting Chairperson
Retired Psychiatry Practice, Great Lakes Institute
Amanda Williams, Chair - Finance Subcommittee / Treasurer Fundraising/Development
Church Administrator, Jubilee Christian Church of Atlanta
Wanda Trotter, Board Secretary
Retired Accountant, Amway Corporation
Rev. Gerald Garth, Chair - Member Subcommittee
Retired - Quest Dove Ministries Facilitators
Sharon Garth, Fundraising Subcommittee
Retired - VP, Wells Fargo
Crystal Hardnett, Fundraising Subcommittee
Parent Rep, Jonesboro Middle School
Valia Spencer-Phillips, Fundraising Subcommittee
Parent Liason, Babb Middle School
Councilwoman Tracey Messick, Strategic Planning Subcommittee
Owner / Instructor, Treble Makers
Dr. Cheryl Best, Strategic Planning Subcommittee
STEM Coordinator, Rex Mill Middle School
Timothy Buchanan, Co-chair Strategic Planning Subcommittee
Executive Director, Together Friends Organization